World wide Persecution Watch Churches in Zamfara State, Nigeria, threatened with attack unless they close  From Barnabas Fund on 2021-12-01 14:00 DetailsPlain text Problems viewing this email? View it online Christian NewslineOur Faith in Today’s WorldNews updates on the persecuted ChurchChurches in Zamfara State, Nigeria, threatened with attack unless they closeChurches in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria, have been threatenedContinue reading

Fears abducted 12-year-old Christian girl will be forced to convert to Islam and marry Muslim

17 November 2021 The mother of a 12-year-old Christian girl, abducted in Punjab, Pakistan, has raised fears that her daughter will be forced to marry her captor and convert to Islam. Meerab Abbas was abducted on 2 November in the Punjabi city of Sahiwal, and is believed to have been taken to an unknown location inContinue reading “Fears abducted 12-year-old Christian girl will be forced to convert to Islam and marry Muslim”

Armenian Church leaders “deeply concerned” about Azerbaijani aggression

22 November 2021 The leadership of the Armenian Apostolic Church has raised concerns regarding the recent outbreak of hostilities between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. In a statement church leaders said that they were “deeply concerned about the hostilities unleashed by Azerbaijan on the eastern border of the Republic of Armenia, which threatens to escalate into a full-scaleContinue reading “Armenian Church leaders “deeply concerned” about Azerbaijani aggression”

Journalist arrested after reporting on attacks against Christians in Nigeria

22 November 2021 A Nigerian Christian journalist faces prolonged imprisonment following his reporting of attacks against mainly Christian communities in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and critical assessment of the government’s response. Luka Binniyat, who writes for the Epoch Times, was arrested on 4 November, arraigned at the Barnawa Magistrate’s Court in Kaduna State, and charged under Section 24Continue reading “Journalist arrested after reporting on attacks against Christians in Nigeria”

Pakistan – High court rules abducted Christian girl mentally old enough to convert to Islam and marry

The Lahore High Court has ruled thata 14-year-old Christian girl who wasabducted, forcefully converted to Islamand married to a Muslim man shouldnot be returned to her Christian family.Even though the legal age formarriage in Pakistan is 16 (except inSindh where it is 18) the judge ruledthat Chashman Kanwal is mentallymature enough to consent to marriageandContinue reading “Pakistan – High court rules abducted Christian girl mentally old enough to convert to Islam and marry”

Yagnob in Tajikistan

The Yagnob have only been reported in Tajikistan Population30,000 Main LanguageTajik Largest Religion Islam (100.00%)Christian0.00%Evangelical0.00%Progress The Yagnobi people are an ethnic minority in Tajikistan. The Soviet Union forced resettlement in 1957 and 1970 from the Yagnob mountains to the semi-desert lowlands of Tajikistan. Red Army helicopters were sent to evacuate the population. Some Yagnobians died ofContinue reading “Yagnob in Tajikistan”

Unreached Yagnobi People

Tajikistan  The Yagnob have only been reported in Tajikistan Population30,000 Main LanguageTajik Largest ReligionIslam (100.00%) Christian0.00% Evangelical0.00% Progress The Yagnobi people are an ethnic minority in Tajikistan. The Soviet Union forced resettlement in 1957 and 1970 from the Yagnob mountains to the semi-desert lowlands of Tajikistan. Red Army helicopters were sent to evacuate the population. SomeContinue reading “Unreached Yagnobi People”

Pastor shot by Tatmadaw soldiers in Chin State, Myanmar

20 September 2021 A pastor was shot and killed by Tatmadaw soldiers in Thantlang township, Chin State, Myanmar, as he was trying to help put out a fire caused by an artillery attack. The attack on 18 September, part of an intensifying of the conflict in Chin State, resulted in the destruction of up to 19 houses.Continue reading “Pastor shot by Tatmadaw soldiers in Chin State, Myanmar”